The Patient-Centered Medical Home: A Resource Guide for Integrating Comprehensive Medication Management to Optimize Patient Outcomes (Second Edition)

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The Patient-Centered Medical Home: A Resource Guide for Integrating Comprehensive Medication Management to Optimize Patient Outcomes (Second Edition)

Description

This guide for payers, plans, provider groups, patient advocacy groups, and all medication therapy management service providers discusses the rationale for including comprehensive medication management services in integrated patient-centered care. It provides the key steps necessary to promote best practices and achieve meaningful quality improvements for patients, while reducing costs associated with poor quality outcomes. The guide focuses on the decisions surrounding the comprehensive management of a patient’s medications, regardless of source, method of delivery, or form of administration.

This second edition of the guide contains the same elements as the first with the addition of the appendix, Guidelines for the Practice and Documentation of Comprehensive Medication Management in the Patient-Centered Medical Home .

The guide is divided into the following sections:

  • Introduction
  • Comprehensive medication management services
  • Benefits and outcomes of integrated medication management
  • Implementation considerations
  • Payment and coverage for medication management services
  • Summary
  • References
  • Appendix A: Guidelines for the practice and documentation of comprehensive medication management in the patient-centered medical home
  • Appendix B: Medication management services: resource-based relative value scale

Developer:

Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative

Funding Sources:

GlaxoSmithKline

History

Release Date: 2010
Review Date: 2012
Recent Summary: September 2012
Original Summary: September 2012
Last Updated: 04/10/13

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